Thank you for all your prayers and support. Many of you put huge hours into this campaign and I sincerely thank you for your passion and commitment.
I couldn’t be more proud of the race that we put together. We met countless conservatives across the district who are hungry for new representation which reflects their values at the local, state and federal level. While the outcome of this race isn’t what we had hoped for, with nearly unprecedented low voter turnout across the state, I am optimistic of what the future holds for our state. I don’t have to have the title of State Senator to be a public servant, and it is my intention to serve in whatever capacity God calls me to serve.
In closing this campaign, I’d like to leave you with the words that have guided my own life and that I think reflect the efforts of all those associated with this campaign:
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”
– Theodore Roosevelt